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and model, reeva steenkamp, shot dead by her olympian boyfriend, oscar pistorius. it's a tragic tale, almost shakespearian and frankly tainted with myths, embellishments and contradictions. the story you only think you know. here in south africa's capital city, pretoria, hordes of media are assembling to watch the murder trial of the most famous disabled athlete in history. tonight you'll hear in an exclusive interview the state's case against oscar pistorius, a case kept secret for months. >> he knew that reeva was in the bathroom and he intended to kill her. >> and about the remarkable strategy the defense is going to use to fight back. >> very novel predent setting legal argument. >> the events began just before 6:00 on valentine's eve, february 13th, 2013. here on the surveillance camera, you can see a smiling reeva steenkamp driving her silver mini past security guards standing watch over oscar's walled and debated subdivision. reeva was followed ten minutes later by oscar, driving a white bmw. by 10:00 p.m., oscar will claim, he had removed his prosthetic legs and was in bed watching t
at the trial of the olympic and paralympic champion oscar pistorius accused of murdering his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. >> how do you plead? >> not guilty, my lady. >> hello. i'm geeta guru-murthy with "bbc world news". russia tightens its military control of the crimea region despite diplomatic pressure to end its intervention. >>> "12 years a slave" won best film while "gravity" picked up seven. >>> hello and welcome to "bbc world news". we're going to go live to my colleague in pretoria now for the latest on the trial of oscar pistorius, which has just broken up for lunch. let's find out what's been happening in the last hour or so. karen? >> reporter: well, h i pretoria it is raining and raining. people are gathered under umbrellas and shelters like we are. the appetite for this trial is absolutely huge. journalists taking shelter but they have been out hours for oscar pistorius to arrive at court. he did so just before the scheduled opening of the court, 10:00 local time. now, as it happened, there was a problem with the translator. the trial didn't get under way until 11:30 local time.
oscar pistorius is finally tried for the shooting death of his model girlfriend. >> how do you plead? >> not guilty, my lady. >> he says it was an accident, mistaken identity. but the first witness says she heard screaming before the gunshots. >>> plus, bachelor betting. >> where is juan pablo? >> there's fierce competition for tv's most eligible bachelor. but it's not just on the show. >> nikki. >> fans now creating brackets and place bets on contestants. >> unbelievable. >> apparently, juan pablo isn't the only prize. >> pizza's here. >> and oscar tipper. when ellen had pizza delivered to the academy awards, it seemed he got stiffed. but today it was her turn to make a surprise delivery. >> keep it right here, america. "nightline" is back in just 60 seconds. >>> good evening. olympian oscar pistorius, known as the bladerunner, an amputees recognized worldwide for his athletic accomplishments. now he's one of the world's highest-profile murder defendants. he insists it was just a horrible accident 2that left hi model girlfriend reeva steenkamp dead in his home. the trial under way i
of the trial of oscar pistorius. charged with the murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. understandably huge amount of attention focusing on pretoria now. and karen is there for us. over to you. >> reporter: hello, david. yes, the interest is absolutely huge despite the pouring rain which really hasn't stopped for hour upon hour. thousands of people who have been outside the court, hundreds of journalists. rain not a deterrent at all the. since last night certainly the media teams have been out in force setting up their installments along this road in front of the high court and getting all their broadcast equipment ready for this morning. oscar pistorius walked in through the front of the court, followed by a torrent of journalists trying to get a picture from him, trying to get a comment from him. he remains silent. he was in a black suit and remained expressionless. we have seen the the legal teams coming in. we have seen the families of oscar pistorius and reeva steenkamp. her mother was also there. she is watching the first day of proceedings. right now we are hearing from the first wit
, the amputee sprinter who made it all the way to the olympics. now oscar pistorius is about to be tried for murder. >>> and final voyage for a symbol of america's power at sea. a bittersweet farewell to those who knew her well. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. the east/west standoff over the future of ukraine escalated today with russian combat troops seizing control of the crimean peninsula after a bloodless showdown. ukraine's prime minister is calling it a declaration of war. tonight his country's outgunned and outnumbered army has been placed on a war footing while the u.s. and its european allies are working to punish russia economically and politically. and late word this afternoon that u.s. secretary of state john kerry will soon be on his way to the region. we're covering developments from washington to crimea, which is where nbc's bill neely starts us off tonight. bill? >> reporter: yes, russia's takeover of crimea, lester, is almost complete. they've done it without tanks, without firing a
putin? blade runner on trial. did oscar pistorius murder his model girlfriend? or was it a tragic accident? >>> and from one oscar to another. the parties, the highs, the loys, everything you could probably want to know about the oscars, including this extraordinary moment. >> guess what, pizza's here. >> the surprise pizza delivering star of hollywood's biggest night. how was the tip? the pizza man will be here live. >> russia on the move in ukraine. president obama's options. host of cnn's fareed zakaria gps. his book is soviet fate and loss. welcome to both of you. fareed, are we seeing or are we not seeing the beginning of a new cold war? >> it's not really a cold war, piers, because russia is not the superpower it once was. this is a country that is in many ways that tragically diminished what it was, one of the greatest losses of empire in the last 20 years that has happened to it, but i think what you are seeing is a conflict that is very reminiscent of the cold war, so that russia will veto any action in the united nations. the west will probably be almost all united in co
, tim in kiev. now to south africa, the third day of the oscar pistorius trial. the chief defense lawyer has been seeking to undermine the prosecution testimony of a couple who say they heard a woman's screams and gunfire the night the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend. a fourth witness has been testifying about a separate gun charge when oscar pistorius allegedly fired a shot under a table. he's pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend. let's go to my colleague karin giannone. particularly about that incident of what was said in court about that incident. >> reporter: kevin lorena who was out with a meal with oscar pistorius and other friends. one of those friends handed oscar pistorius his pistol. he apparently had a look at it. it's alleged the gun went off in his hand accidentally, just grazing the toe of kevin lorena under the table and causing a lot of shock and consternation. why the prosecution have brought in this firearms charge, an additional charge to murder is trying to paint oscar pistorius as a trigger happy, irresponsible, reckless person who would have been capable
evening. olympian oscar pistorius, known as the bladerunner, an amputees recognized worldwide for his athletic accomplishments. now he's one of the world's highest-profile murder defendants. he insists it was just a horrible accident 2that left hi model girlfriend reeva steenkamp dead in his home. the trial under way in a south african courtroom. and we welcome abc's hamish mcdonald to "nightline" with the latest. >> reporter: he was there to face justice, but first oscar pistorius faced the cameras. >> open up. >> reporter: the man known as the bladerunner, an international sporting superstar, is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp, in the early hours of valentine's day last year. >> the photograph is admitted but not as a true reflection without being tampered with. >> reporter: in court he's escorted past the family of the woman he killed. ree reeva's mother says she wants to look him in the eye and see the truth. >> the first count against the accused, count 1, is one of murder. >> reporter: four charges are read to the court, including murder. >> the
in the dark. critical testimony from a neighbor on opening day in the oscar pistorius murder trial as the russian now lays out its case in the most widely watched trial in years. >>> and a star is born. the incredible journey of the woman who stunned audiences in her first hollywood film and then stunned them again last night. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. it is unclear how this ends, but it's very clear that vladimir putin is not troubling himself with what the rest of the world has to say. and now that the world has gone home from the olympic games, now the world has witnessed what happened in the center of kiev, vladimir putin has sent troops in. he has moved on the eastern portion of the ukraine make no doubt he considers a part of russia by heritage, if not officially. it is where we begin our coverage tonight during an undeniably dicey time overseas. andrea mitchell happens to be at andrew's air force base where she is about to depart with the secretary of state for kiev. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the president has been meeting wit
. >> oscar pistorius pleading not guilty as he goes on trial for killing his if i recall friend. >> without rapport, we don't have intervention. >> police officers trying to change the lives of people they keep having to arrest. >> we begin with new developments out of ukraine, russia ordering ukrainian navy to surrender. the united nations security council holding a meeting on ukraine this afternoon and vice president biden urging to pull back all russian forces that in country, russia ordering two navy bases to surrender. russian troops also in the capitol of crimea. nick shiver joins us live. you are in the capital, what you are seeing there on the ground? >> on the ground right now, we're seeing right outside the capitol is a very strange scene, you've got ukrainian base or what used to be ukrainian bases for now full of russian soldiers. we just visited one you where the russian flag is flying, russian soldiers flying between two sides of the base on opposite sides of the street. i talked to a mother carrying hear daughter that said that she welcomed them. down the road, there is an ar
. the leverage moscow could use to prevent it happening. >> oscar pistorius on trial for mudder. what witnesses heard the night his girlfriend was shot to dress. >>> a new discovery from the dark times. what's unearthed from a past internment camp in 1942? >>> welcome back. there has been talk in the west about possible economic sanctions against russia. russia has critical leverage, pipelines that supply national gas to europe. ali velshi reports on what could happen if the critical supply is cut off. >> the european union gets a quarter of its natural gas supply through russia, half routed through ukraine's network. any disruption will hit germany, which depends on the gas to run its factories, especially hard. if the factory out put increases or for example falls because of a shortage, that would rock europe and ripple across the globe. disruption to russian gas supplies could happen in one of two ways - russia could shut off supplies in response to the threat of sanctions or they could set things up militarily, septembering troops to eastern ukraine, part of the national gas transit use. >>
. oscar pistorius on trial for murdering his model girlfriend. what made the olympian hang his head today. >> good evening. she is best known for throwing tables around on "the real housewives of new jersey" but tonight, teresa jiudice and her husband are facing possible jail time pleading guilty for fraud. >> arriving at a federal court in newark, new jersey, holding hands, teresa and joe giudice today pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud. >> they both admitted to a federal judge that over the better part of a decade they were engaged in a scheme to defraud financial institutions, and the irs. >> it was the culmination of an almost eight-month-long legal fight where federal prosecutors presented evidence that the reality tv stars' lavish lifestyle was funded partially on ill gotten gains. outside the court, teresa giudice's attorney read a statement from her. >> today, i took responsibility for a series of mistakes i made several years ago. i am heart broken that this is affecting my family. >> reporter: wendy feldman has been counskoucounsel
." >>> surprising at missions today in the oscar pistorius trial. the blade runner asked a witness to take the fall for shooting that was weeks before he shot and killed his girlfriend. let's go "out front." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "out front" tonight, america caught off guard. serious questions about whether u.s. intelligence failed to predict what was happening on the ground in the ukraine. in an intense hearing senator john mccain hammered chuck hagel questioning him whether u.s. intelligence was aware of russia's plans to invade crimea. they said they were aware early last week but that did not satisfy john mccain. >> despite all the media reports, our intelligence sources predicted that labrov would invade crimea? >> i don't get into specifics at an open hearing, but if you would like a briefing, your staff on the specifics of your question -- >> how about commenting on news reports that say that. >> news reports are news reports, but that is not the same as real intelligence. >> okay. in other words, the fact is, mr. secretary, it was not predicted by our intelligence an
in the oscar pistorius trial. a witness now says he is receiving threats and the judge now reportedly has been given new security detail. this as two witnesses are accused of collaborating on their testimony. we're going to take you live to south africa. >>> plus, shocking video of rescuers saving a family after the mini van ended up in the ocean. witnesses say the young children inside that vehicle were screaming for help and police are now investigating exactly what happened there. >>> in calling the race for me tonight, i've become only the second female democratic gubernatorial candidate since ann richards. >> and the showdown in the great state of texas. democrat wendy davis will take on republican greg abbott in the race for governor. our first read team says primary night was a good night for establishment republicans, not so much for the tea party. mark murray will join us and we'll get mark's insight on the explosive exchange between elijah cummings and darrell issa that we just witnessed on the hill. join the conversation. what do you think of this moment? we'll play a bit more of wh
. >>> overseas a dramatic day of testimony on day two of the murder trial of oscar pistorius. the former olympic sprinter, double amputee listened as a neighbor gave more testimony about what she heard that night when pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. and for the first time today we heard from the victim's mother. nbc's ayman mohyeldin was in the courtroom again today in pretoria. >> reporter: the heavy rain didn't slow oscar pistorius' dash into court. >> there's no mention about screaming. >> reporter: where today the defense challenged michelle burger, the neighbor who testified she heard screams and gunshots from the direction of pistorius' home. >> you heard that out of a closed toilet and a house 177 meters away. >> reporter: burger, who didn't want to testify on camera, was overwhelmed. >> the shots. >> reporter: it's been a very intense morning, with one of witnesses at least breaking down in cross-examination. she was wiping away tears while she was being questioned by the defense attorney. throughout the entire morning, oscar pistorius was very engaged, listenin
day of a very big trial. the legendary athlete accused of murdering his girlfriend. oscar pistorius arrived in the courtroom in south africa today. and his girlfriend's family was there, ready to stare him down. abc's hamish macdonald, tonight, on the dramatic encounter. >> reporter: with the eyes of the world upon him, oscar pistorius arrives at court. >> open up, open up. >> reporter: he is escorted directly in front of the family of the woman he killed. reeva steenkamp's mother says she wants to look him in the eye and see the truth for herself. but he looks straight ahead, and there is no eye contact. known as blade runner, oscar pistorius earned worldwide fame, overcoming enormous odds. to become the first athlete to compete in the able-bodied olympics. he now faces four charges, including murder. >> how do you plead? >> not guilty, my lady. >> reporter: reeva steenkamp was a model, a reality television star and a trained lawyer, too. the defense claims the killing was a tragic mistake. pistorius thought steenkamp was an intruder in the home. but in court today, a neighbor desc
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, to the surprise testimony at the trial of limpian oscar pistorius. on trial for shooting his girlfriend in south africa. today, another champion athlete introduced a kind of twist in the case. hamish macdonald in the courtroom for us tonight. >> reporter: kevin lerena is a professional boxer, a friend of oscar pistorius, now a witness at his murder trial. a month before reeva steenkamp's killing, they were together with friends at this restaurant. one of them passed a gun under the table to pistorius. then -- >> a shot went off in the restaurant. and then, there was complete silence. i was in shock. >> reporter: amid the chaos, pistorius asked his friend darren fresco, who passed him the pistol, to take the blame. >> i do remember oscar saying to darren, just say it was you. i don't want any attention around me. just say it was you. >> reporter: this denied by the superstar athlete. but while it could help prove firearms charges he faces, and could hurt his credibility, it does not prove he murdered his girlfriend. crucial to proving that is the sequence of events the night pistorius killed reev
africa's most famous gun owner is oscar pistorius. he spoke of his own fears of violent crime at last year's bail hearing, saying that was the reason he shot his girlfriend, mistaking her for an intruder. he kept his own pistol under his bed at night. >> crime and the fear of crime are huge in south africa, but the reality is a lot depends on where you live. this is where oscar pistorius killed reeva steenkamp, but in seven years, there has only been one of the reported incident of crime, and that was for a minor theft. >> pistorius' version of events will be tested in court next week, but wider questions are already being asked about gun ownership. >> having a gun in your home to supposedly protect your family and your loved ones from the external threat, from the stranger danger, the results show that more often the family who you are trying to protect, your loved ones, are in fact at beingf the gun either used against them or using it in something like suicide or domestic violence. >> but such arguments do not seem to count for much here. there are plenty of countries with more gun
african track star oscar pistorius goes on trial monday for murder. we'll take you live outside the courthouse in south africa. we'll see several of these images in the coming weeks. the former olympian known as the blade runner because of his prosthetic legs is accused of killing his girl. he said the shooting on valentine's day was an accident. he thought she was an intruder. prosecutors say he killed her on purpose after a late-night fight. south africans are watching the case that could send him to prison for 25 years. >> the media may make or break the case because of information that is not in the public domain yet, might dom the public domain when the trial runs, and other witnesses may hear or see this evidence or statements that are made and might alter the version that they put to the investigators. >> the trial is highly anticipated that a south african cable channel launched for oscar pistorius trial coverage. the 24 hour channel began to broadcast on sun. >> a surge of protests in the midst of carnival. tens of thousands filled the street. the protesters are angry a
. and in the murder trial involving oscar pistorius, it is said that he tried to fire a gun in a restaurant and tried to shift the blame. and looking to break the cycle of poverty by increasing conversation between parents and kids. welcome to our viewers in america and around the globe. tonight, nato is reviewing the russian response. the kremlin accused nato of returning to the attitudes of the cold war. flurry of diplomatic activity today, and we will get to that in a moment. on the ground in ukraine, pro-russian demonstrators stormed the regional government holding. russia tightened its grip on military facilities. our bbc world news editor has our coverage. ,> it was inside this cafÉ besieged by noisy, pro-russian demonstrators that the u.n. envoy took refuge. the doorway was barred by ukrainian security police. though, as usual, it was not quite clear whose side they were on. it stayed remarkably cool inside, as he contacted the u.n. in new york and came to the conclusion that the sensible thing would be to cut his visit short. he had to make his way through the hostile crowd, but there was no
as congress officially kicks off the 2014 election season. we'll have a live report. >>> plus, oscar pistorius murder trial with both pistorius and a witness breaking into tears, this as the mother of reeva steenkamp breaks out in an exclusive interview. >> it doesn't matter to me what happens to oscar, because my daughter is never coming back. >> we'll have the very latest live for you. >>> and, the woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot could now have her sentence tripled under florida law. she now faces 60 years, but developing today, there's new legislation being considered that would grant immunity in cases of self defense. you can join our conversation on twitter. find me @tamronhall and my team @newsnation. hungry for the best? it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness, and nutrition? it's eb. want to give them more vitamins, omega 3s, and less saturated fat? it's eb. eggland's best eggs. eb's. the only eggs that make better taste and better nutrition... easy. eggland's best eggs. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs. it's eb. better eggs.
, shocking the testimony in the trial of oscar pistorius. a witness describes blood-curdling screams on the night pistorius shot and murdered his girlfriend. >>> and what happens when a python meepts a crocodile? it's not pretty. it was down under. let's go "outfront." >> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. we begin with the breaking news the world is following tonight. president obama meeting with his top aides at the white house at this moment about the crisis in ukraine. this comes after rising tensions and russian's threat of what is a, quote, military storm. ukraine tonight accused in russia of an ultimatum. either surrender the crimean peninsula or face attack. rush state media saying reports of an ultimate -- ultimatum is rubbish. and these conflicting reports are just part of a day of fast-moving developments in the southern region of ukraine, the peninsula of crimea. senior american officials say russia has moved as many as 6,000 troops to crimea. ukrainian ambassador to th
of the murder trial of oscar pistorius has been left in tears following rigorous questioning. >>> hello and welcome. in the last hour, president putin has been defending the presence of russian troops on ukrainian soil. in his first statement since the crisis erupted, he said that moscow was responding to an appeal from the legitimate ukrainian president viktor yanukovych to restore order. the military standoff continues in crimea. thousands of troops are surrounding ukrainian military bases on the peninsula. russian troops fired shots toward unarmed ukrainian troops in sevastopol. ben? >> reporter: thank you very much indeed. the tension here, the standoff between russian and ukrainian troops extremely tense. and that tension has ratcheted up another notch. russian troops about 15 kilometers from where i am, they fired warning shots over the air at some ukrainian troops who were trying to take control back of the air base. we'll show you those pictures in a little while. but let's just tell you about what russia's president vladimir putin has been saying. he's been given his first news
much for the president to handle? >>> and a witness breaks down on the stand at the oscar pistorius murder trial. what she says she heard the night the blade runner killed his girlfriend. let's go outfront". >> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world tonight. we begin out front with the breaking news. vladimir putin tests an intercontinent is ballistic missile. american officials telling cnn the next couple days will be crucial for vladimir putin will he will decide to move more troops into crimea or ukraine. another huge day of fast moving developments in the crisis. all eyes on what the russian president is going to do. tensions rose today. russia fired that icbm. the launch happened just a couple hours ago. u.s. officials say they were aware it was going to happen. the missile test still rattled nerves though as russian president vladimir putin left the door open to using military force in ukraine. the delicate situation summed up by a face-off between u rainian and russian soldiers outs an air base. it was ca
stand. up next, how his testimony could affect the >>> the witness in the oscar pistorius murder trial today says the south african track star was involved in another shooting. >> incident happened weeks before he shot and killed his girlfriend. alfonzo has more on how the blade runner's friend took the fall. >> oscar pistorius arrived at court for the third day of his murder trial where a prosecutors put his friend on the stand to testify against him. south african boxer told the court that just weeks before pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, the runner accidentally fired a gun in a restaurant, then begged another friend to take the blame. >> i do remain -- i don't want any attention on me. >> shshrapnel grazed his foot and pistorius apologized. lorena spoke about his alleged obsession with guns. >> a lot of people have guns and use it to go to the shooting range. >> prosecutors hope his testimony will raise questions about the character of the champion. the 27-year-old says he thought he was shooting an intruder when he killed his girlfriend at his home on valentine's day last
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this morning, developing right now, just moments ago, the oscar pistorius murder trial got under way in south africa. the blade runner faces 25 years or more behind bars for the shooting death of his model girlfriend last valentine's day. he has pled not guilty to all the charges against him. again, that was just minutes ago. our senior international correspondent nic robertson is live from pretoria this morning, where the trial is now under way. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, john. you know what was really interesting, after those charges were read out, the defense attorney erupting oscar pistorius laid out, if you will, some of the points of the defense. oscar pistorius signed an affidavit at his bail hearing said that he had heard a disturbance in the bathroom of his house just after he had been to retrieve some fans from the balcony of that apartment of that house, and that's when he grabbed the pistol from underneath his bed, went into the bathroom, shot those shots through the bathroom door. even the magistrate at the time at the bail hearing had said, how could oscar pis
we love to hate russia? is it deserved? oscar pistorius's defense hammers a witness. she cries sayinging it was awful to hear the shots. what we know about the night of the killing. >>> the crisis in ukraine. vladimir putin will do next. joining me now is robert legvald and general mark kimmet and fareed zakaria. fareed, we spoke last night and had a fascinating debate about the state of play. i want to play you a clip. this is president clinton talking to me at the cgi last september about his own dealings with vladimir putin because it seems to me that trust in putin right now is absolutely key. listen to this. >> mr. putin has got -- he's very smart. >> you know him better than most people. >> yeah, i do. >> what was he like behind closed doors away from sort of the public utterances? >> smart and remarkably -- we had a really good, blunt relationship. >> how blunt? >> brutally blunt. >> did putin ever renege on a personal agreement made to you? >> no, he did not. >> behind closed doors he could be trusted. >> he kept his word in all the deals we made. >> i found that fascin
of testimony in the oscar pistorius trial. a witness breaking down on the stand, while the olympic athlete covered his ears as if to muffle the testimony. abc's hamish macdonald was there. >> reporter: you can't see this witness. she's been promised her face won't be shown on television. it's her second day of tough and relentless questioning. this is the moment she breaks. >> it was quite raw still. >> it was quite? >> raw. the emotion. >> reporter: she says the scream she heard in the early hours of valentine's day last year were blood-curdling. they were followed by four gunshots. >> bang. bang, bang, bang. >> reporter: but the team defending oscar pistorius rejects that account. they say he, too, could sound like a woman when he screams. and the witness is confused about what she heard first. screaming or gunshots. >> the total impact of that shots would not have allowed her to scream. >> reporter: this man is a hero to many in south africa. the disabled boy, who grew up to become the blade runner. he looked to have it all, including the model girlfriend. until that tragic night last y
tomorrow. former olympian oscar pistorius back in court. and what happens when a neo-nazi and the man he brutally attacks meet three decades later? >> i went most of my life thinking that i had killed this person. >> jeff: carter evans on the oscar contender "facing fear." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: i'm jeff glor with a western decision of the broadcast. ukraine's prime minister calls it a declaration of war. the u.s., an invasion. russia says it's protect its people. what you call it depends on where you come from. this is what it looks like in crimea tonight. the white house says forces control the peninsula that make up the southern portion of ukraine.t( it appears they are preparing an occupation. the u.s., european union and nato all say russia is violating international law. the question is what can they do about it. in pro-western kiev what they are do something protesting tens of thousands have gathered in the capitol, demonstrating against russia's actions. we have learned tonight that secretary of state john kerry is on his way to ukrai
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last year. joining us by phone, fox news producer. paula. >> we have learned oscar pistorius said it is not so much about "blade runner" as "played shifter." they said they were inquiring a loaded gun in the restaurant. he then asked the gun owner to say to people if anybody asks that it was him who had fired the gun. the witness claims pistorius claimed he did not want the media on his back. here's what some of what this guy had to say. >> i don't how the gun went off. he did apologize. i do remember oscar saying i don't want any tension, say it was you and the people from the restaurant came. >> and the long came the restaurant owner, the defense lawyer an attempt to regain ground suggested he had come to him and offered to pay the damage to the restaurant. the owner said he didn't remember that happening. earlier the defense tried to trip up the third witness where he lived. the defense is complaining the testimony of witnesses are very similar. the witnesses are married to each other. consummate passing notes to the defense team. he can put his head in his hands and cried toda
was right. >> i think he made that up, too? >> olympic blade runner oscar pistorius started today in south africa. he's accused of murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day last year. one of his neighbor s was first up on the stand and told what she heard that night. very dramatic. >>> he made history in 2012 by becoming the first double a amputee to compete in the olympics. he made a plea at the opening statement of his murder trial. >> how do you plead? >> not guilty, my lady. >> thank you. >> pistorius is accused of killing his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, in his home last year. he says it was an accident. mistaking her for an intruder, but prosecutors say he shot her intentionally after a fight. well, the first witness in the case took the stand today, a neighbor named michelle berger. here's her telling the court what she heard that night. >> she screamed terribly and yelled for help. i also heard a man screaming for help. three times he yelled for help, just after her scream, my lady, i heard four shots. it was four shots, gunshots i heard. it was very traumatic for me. you could h
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is following the trial of oscar pistorius. he just pled not guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, he shot her four times in the bathroom. i say it was a case of mistaken identity, but some accounts from the neighbors point to an argument between the lovers. >> oscar pistorius goes on trial, accused of murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day last year. the double-amputee claims that he shot her by accident, firing at her through the bathroom door because he believed she was an intruder. ofsecutors call the story premeditated murder, claiming neighbors heard them arguing in the night and there were the sounds of a woman screaming. >> whether or not they had had an argument, what their relationship was like, these are all extraneous, to a great extent, irrelevant fact. he either justifiably shot her or did not. >> without eyewitness accounts, forensic evidence will be key. as will his own testimony on the stand. give a he be able to version of the story that is reasonable? or one that has been proven by the state? >> without a jury to influence, the court has allowed for parts of the trial t
appears entrenched. >> the long-awaited trial of former olympian, oscar pistorius, started today in south africa. he is accused of murdering his role friend will stop a witness told the court she heard a woman's bloodcurdling screams followed by the sound of gunshot the night of the killing. the story is set he shot his girlfriend by mistake of believing she was an intruder. calm, focused, oscar pistorius arrived in court this morning, knowing if the child doesn't go his way, he could face life in prison. outside, the mother of the woman shot. she had never met the story is in the flesh before but came to court today to look him in the eye. live around the world, pistorius rejected the charge that he deliberately murdered his girlfriend. >> do you understand the charges? >> i do, my lady. >> how do you plead? >> not guilty, my. >> his lawyers said they would prove it was a terrible mistake. believed she was an intruder hiding in the bathroom. >> my windows were open. >> then came the states first witness, a neighbor who did not want to be filmed. story,es on the next less than 200 meters
. >> >> then the oscar pistorius case comes to the bay area. why investigators traveled all the way from south africa to meet with apple executives. >>> and good evening. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. we're tracking heavy rainfall to the south. right now the radar is putting this into santa cruz, possibly after 1:00 in the morning, producing one inch of rainfall. we'll have details on the time coming up. >>> workers are clearing a notable piece of land in san francisco to make way for a major housing, shopping and office complex. but the land they're clearing has radiation. >> tonight, we're learning that the dirt from that hunter's point, the former naval landfill is being trucked to the bay area. vicky nguyen has the inside story. >> we're talking about parcel sea at hunter's point. it's been under a massive cleanup for chemicals and radiation contamination to make way for a neighborhood to house 25,000 people by 2017. but corners they stay are being cut and health and safety are at risk. trucks full of dirt have begun moving tons of soil. the navy said any contaminated dirt has been cleane
to the the shoeing death of his girlfriend in his home. the prosecution says oscar pistorius is a gun obsessed risk taker who shot steenkamp in a fit of rage. if convicted he could face life imprisonment. >> a family in the north bay is hoping to locate a missing elderly man. they passed out fliers looking for a 93-year-old last seen on wednesday night. he was supposed to drive straight home after a weekly dinner date with his daughter but he never made it. authorities say davis was driving a 2001 silver >> despite the soaking, rain totals are below normal and the drought conditions. total precipitation for 2013-2014 is 10" below average. droughtens can will rather sift law the state for the future. anymore chance of precipitation? mike will tell us about that and when the temperatures could return to normal. >> heavy surf from the storm creating a blow hole in the driveway of this house. the house located in santa cruz and it has been taped off. officials say the house will need to be inspected. >> we are not quite through with the precipitation. >> no. we will have more condition selled little le
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are cramming being to respond to -- are scrambling to russia's occupation. >>> olympian oscar pistorius pleading not guilty as he goes on trial for killing his girlfriend. >> tensions are mounting at this hour over the crisis in ukraine. russia now denying reports that its forces ordered this ukrainian navy to surrender. the state department now says it's preparing sanctions against russia and about an hour the united nations security council is set to mate, the topic the crisis in ukraine. nick schifrin joins us from crimea. what are you seeing where you are? >> where we are we are seeing complete occupation by russian forces, not only here but in the capitol. there are outside skirts of the city that we -- outskirts that we saw today, russian forces casually relaxing and surrounding it. down the block there's a huge armory. russian soldiers are digging trenches right outside that armory. what's interesting if you spend enough time you see supporters of crimeans trying to deliver food and water thanking these russian soldiers for coming, the majority or all of russia does not support t
of the century is how south africa's media have dubbed the case of oscar pistorius. beyond the case itself, it also revives the question of how safe south afternoon ans feel when they are told violence is coming down. as andrew harding reports from johannesburg. >> the third one is coming in now. the gunmen is coming in. >> reporter: an armed robbery in pretoria. the owner of this jewelry shop says he's been attacked so often he now carries a gun. on this occasion, he shot and wounded two of the robbers. >> there's no person that can protect you but only yourself. the robberies are so brutal. they will first kill you and then rob you further on. so this is the biggest problem. that first 120 seconds is only yourself that can preprotect you. >>reporter: which explains this. south african police say crime is receding. for many here, black and white, it doesn't feel that way. private gun ownership is one response in a nation with some 45 murders a day. >> there's a lot of crime. i feel like you are empty. >> the reason why i need to defend myself is i don't think there's any south african who
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. >>> the former libyan, accused of kill -- olympian, oscar pistorius, he said that he thought he was shooting at an intruder when he shot his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. shots rang out and her i.d. was protected in court. >> i woke up from a woman's terrible screams. just after the scream of the lady, i heard four shots. it was four gunshots that i heard. the time between the first and the fourth shot was much longer than between the second and the third one. >> if convicted, pistorius faces 30 years behind bars. and it's so closely watched, that there's a new channel focused on covering that trial 24 hours a day. >>> the global sell off spilling on to wall street, the dow down 182 points, and the losses are much worse in europe. markets are down 2% or more, and consumers here could be facing higher heating bills. the situation in ukraine, crudup 2% at this hour, and russia is one of the largest producers. the cold weather is driving up demand for utilities. the bitter cold didn't stop buyers from going to chrysler. driving sales up the largest since 2007. >>> general motors sales on ice. a
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